23 Nov Why do we need protein and how much?
Why do we need protein?
If you feel like you’re constantly exercising, eating like a squirrel yet still not seeing the results you desire, then read on as this could be the turning point in your journey to becoming a lean, fit and – most importantly – healthy, goddess.
The chances are the one thing lacking in your diet and exercise programme is the correct amount of protein. Contrary to popular belief, protein is not restricted to the world of beefcake men lifting weights shouting ‘who’s the daddy?!’ at their reflection in the gym.
Proteins are the building blocks for life, they help you repair and create cells, including muscle, which should be the most critical element of your weight loss/toning goal, if you want to see the results you desire.
Also contrary to popular belief, you’re not going to get your daily protein requirements from stuffing a couple of boiled eggs into your mouth at breakfast time. You need a lot more than that. Especially if you’re exercising.
Most women probably aren’t getting enough protein in their diets full-stop, never mind adding an exercise programme into the mix and, if you don’t eat enough, you will not gain lean muscle mass, simple as that. In fact, if you don’t eat enough, your body will probably be working extra hard to hold on to what you do have (which is likely in the form of a sugar baby belly that just won’t go away!).
Eating protein throughout the day and especially within an hour after exercise fuels that muscle growth and helps you to become stronger, faster and fitter. And no, it won’t make you look like the Incredible Hulk. So think of protein as your new best friend.
So how much protein do we need?
You’re probably aware that protein is found in animal sources such as meat, milk, fish and egg, as well as plant sources including soy, beans, nut butters and some grains.
The general rule of thumb for women looking to maintain, lose or gain weight is to consume 1-1.5 grams of protein per one pound of body weight. If you weigh 10 stone that’s a minimum of 140 grams of protein per day. Or to put it another way – 20 eggs (by the way we are not advising you to eat 20 eggs in a day!).
Now if you’ve got bags of time to prepare all your meals to ensure they contain the correct amount of protein then that’s great. But if you haven’t, then supplementing is a brilliant way to supercharge those muscles, boost fat loss and improve your overall health. If you’re not already seeing those results, then this could be what you’re missing out on.
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